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Optional Sessions

Joint XLIV Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology (CURSO) and XXVI Pan-American Regional Course

Optional Sessions

To register for any of the sessions below, please choose as an option when registering for Curso.

Virtual Eyecare in Times of Uncertainty: A Practical Approach

Monday, October 17, 2022
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Location:
MACC 1, 2ND Floor, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport and Convention Center

Course Coordinator and Moderator:
Giselle Ricur, MD, MBA, MSc, FATA
Executive Director, Virtual Care
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami

Registration Fee: US$25*
Registration fee includes lunch.
*Must be registered for the main event to be able to register for this session.

Course Description:
This course focuses on the practical aspects of implementing virtual eyecare services, in a post-pandemic context.
A panel of experts will discuss the opportunities, challenges, and barriers to virtual eyecare, as well as what is the current state of ocular telehealth technologies, and the best practices for the provision of high-quality eye care to all.
At the end of the session, the participants will be able to design a checklist with the 5 basic steps required for implementing virtual eyecare services.

Visual Electrophysiology in Times of Gene Therapy

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location:
MACC 1, 2ND Floor, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport and Convention Center

Course Coordinator and Moderator:
Carlos E. Mendoza-Santiesteban, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami

Registration Fee: US$50*
Registration fee includes lunch.
*Must be registered for the main event to be able to register for this session.

Course Description:
Visual electrophysiology is a valuable tool in the diagnosis of inherited retinal diseases that currently can be treated using gene therapy. Recent developments in this field granted a comprehensive course that integrates basic concepts and clinical applications of this technology. All visual electrophysiology modalities (ERG, VEP, EOG, mfERG, PERG, mfVEP) will be reviewed, followed by clinical case presentations and discussion. We will emphasize the correct indications and interpretation of the different studies. A wet lab session will be available for participants to gain hands-on exposure in performing visual electrophysiology studies.